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Selective Remembrances Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

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ISBN-10: 0226450597

ISBN-13: 9780226450599

Edition: 2008

Authors: Philip L. Kohl, Mara Kozelsky, Nachman Ben-Yehuda

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When political geography changes, how do reorganized or newly formed states justify their rule and create a sense of shared history for their people? Often, the essays inSelective Remembrancesreveal, they turn to archaeology, employing the field and its findings to develop nationalistic feelings and forge legitimate distinctive national identities. Examining such relatively new or reconfigured nation-states as Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, India, and Thailand,Selective Remembrancesshows how states invoke the remote past to extol the glories of specific peoples or prove claims to ancestral homelands. Religion has long played a key role in such efforts, and the contributors…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.91" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction: Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts
Russia and Eastern Europe
Russian Response: Archaeology, Russian Nationalism, and the "Arctic Homeland"
The Challenges of Church Archaeology in Post-Soviet Crimea
The Writing of Caucasian Albania: Facts and Falsifications
Archaeology and Nationalism in The History of the Romanians
The Near East
The Rise of the Hittite Sun: A Deconstruction of Western Civilization from the Margin
The Sense of Belonging: The Politics of Archaeology in Modern Iraq
The Name Game: The Persian Gulf, Archaeologists, and the Politics of Arab-Iranian Relations
Excavating Masada: The Politics-Archaeology Connection at Work
Recovering Authenticity: West-Bank Settlers and the Second Stage of National Archaeology
Appropriating the Past: Heritage, Tourism, and Archaeology in Israel
An Archaeology of Palestine: Mourning a Dream
South and Southeast Asia
The Aryan Homeland Debate in India
The Impact of Colonialism and Nationalism in the Archaeology of Thailand